Sometimes, we just have to be kids

By nature, kids are appreciative and easy to please. They have an amazing sense of humor and their laughs are contagious. One look at them and the worries of the world seem to just go away. There are days when we just have to be like them.

It is Biblical that we are called to be like these children. Matthew 18:3 tells us:

Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.

While kids are rather foolish (at least from an adult’s perspective), Jesus Himself establishes that God’s Kingdom are for those who can be like them. Their innocent minds and hearts make it easy for them to trust more in God that we adults could. Our minds are too calculative and logical. We have become too empirical, relying on visual representations and outward appearances to believe.

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The following pictures show my not being an adult for a while. I decided to be a child, together with a friend, and delve into the world of children. I needed to be that: more trusting, less logical, more appreciative of the world around me.

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a day of sorts

There are days when you wake up sure of what’s going to happen, and then there are days when you just trust an Invisible God to make things right for you because you are so clueless as to what the day has in store for you. This day is one of the latter.

There were a lot of things to do today, so many things I have to accomplish. It became so heavy that the mention of an incident at school just triggered an outburst. The convictions I’ve held on for the school just fell apart. And as if falling in a deep sleep, I fell into an abyss, a limbo where I am never too sure of anything.

But then again, even as everything around me starts to become confusing, I have to continue moving. Otherwise, I’ll be caught up in the events and decide that everything’s just unreal. The following pictures would show how I decided to end my day. This is the reality of my life. This is what’s real – that there are still people and things in my life which would never change. Praise God for my friends and my heart for photography.

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Sweet William


This boy is a student of mine. As most students are, William is indeed a pain in the neck sometimes. In most cases, though, my heart goes out to him, for I know that he is merely craving attention. This is one of the dilemmas of teachers. No matter how much we want to give our students all the attention they seek, we just can't. At some points, they would just have to grow on their own.

PNR-ing

This was the first time I’ve ridden the PNR after months of resigning from my previous work in Alabang. I must say it felt a bit nostalgic especially that I used to ride the train almost everyday. It felt weird, as if a lot of things have changed since I last rode it. But I would also have to say that some things will never change – my preferred place in the train. I always choose the middle area of the last coach.

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